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5 Fun Facts About June 22 In Minnesota History

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1. In 1854, the first Minnesota State Fair was held in Minneapolis. It featured displays of agricultural products and livestock.

2. In 1892, the Minnesota State Capitol building was completed in St. Paul after four years of construction. It was designed by renowned architect Cass Gilbert.

3. In 1927, Charles Lindbergh, a native of Minnesota, completed the first solo non-stop transatlantic flight from New York to Paris in his plane, the Spirit of St. Louis.

4. In 1969, the Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington hosted the first-ever rock concert in Minnesota, featuring the bands Led Zeppelin, the Guess Who, and Jethro Tull.

5. In 1992, a severe thunderstorm struck the Twin Cities area, causing widespread damage and power outages. The storm, one of the most destructive in Minnesota history, resulted in over $200 million in damages.
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